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switching to a fruitarian lifestyle ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melanie Bouffard Jul 8, 2011. 4 Replies

Hi all, As I am considering (possibly) switching to a fruitarian lifestyle, I would like to ask the fruitarians on this site the following questions. Thanks in advance for any help you might give me…Continue

Tags: food, vegan, raw, fruitarianism, fruitarian

Juice versus fresh whole fruit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Me Jun 4, 2011. 3 Replies

Hi all, I know juice isnt ideal as it pretty much rips the fruit of beneficial nutrients such as fiber (unless it is not filtered ??), and also because, as we don't chew it, the body doesnt have the…Continue

Tags: food, raw

Fermented foods

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mikey Nov 23, 2011. 4 Replies

Hi guys, trying to get some info about fermented foods and what raw fooders think of these.  Do you guys use them ? What do you think ? What are the arguments for and against fermented foods on a raw…Continue

Tags: food, raw

Instinctive eating

Started May 23, 2011 0 Replies

I have some wonderful friends who, despite not being raw vegans themselves, are very respectful of my diet and most happy to cater for it. They always have fruit and veg when I am around and will…Continue

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Going bananas on a cold, long, hard winter day

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 5:23pm 2 Comments

I have a very varied raw food diet that includes lots of fruit of all kinds, vegetables, nuts, sprouts, seeds, fermented foods, carob and other tropical indulgences,


I believe my daily fare is highly sustainable !


First of all, I don’t cook it …

According to the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change), in 2008 cooking in domestic UK households alone cost the equivalent of 1.3 million of tons of oil equivalent ; in 2009, electric ovens used 281…


Should ethics be a reason for being vegan ?

Posted on May 14, 2011 at 3:00am 10 Comments

Should ethics be a reason for being vegan ?


Many people like to describe themselves as “ethical vegans”. They contend that it is “violent” and “cruel” to eat meat and that we are not natural meat eaters.


Our instinct, they say, is to want to eat a nice big juicy mango, and not a bleeding piece of meat.


But is that really so ? Many people, nowadays, myself included, will prefer the mango to the meat. However, does our “instinct” play any part in…


About meditation and raw foods

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 7:49am 1 Comment

As many of you will know, a raw food diet, or lifestyle, is not only about raw foods .. it is a whole journey.


As your body becomes cleaner, so does your mind .. and it is not always a smooth ride !! Cos junk food, cigarettes and drinks all fill your body with so many toxins that  it is just so easy to disconnect from who you really are – it is like you are taken to another world where you never have to face yourself – how convenient to stay hidden like this, behind the…


A recent potluck experience

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 7:30am 4 Comments

As many of you will know from reading my blogs or personally knowing me, I am not pro raw gourmet “cooking” .. I support eating foods in their natural, unadultered state,, and I believe that transformation of any kind is detrimental to good nutrition ..


 I have been 100 % low fat raw vegan for over 8 months now, and my diet is primarily made of fresh fruit, greens, sprouts, carob as well as a few nuts and seeds and occasionally dried figs . Essentially, I live by Douglas…


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At 3:34am on January 25, 2012, Stephane said…


I wanted to let you know we will have a raw fruit festival in Spain next September


Maybe you'd like it.


At 2:23am on June 6, 2011, David The Fruitarian Warrior said…
I was unable to send you a private message as I am not on your friend's list. With respect to my fruitarian diet, I know it is ideal for me; I have been following a raw regime for a very long time, with over 22 years as a strict vegan; and my very recent blood results are all within normal ranges, I think I will stick with my Fruitartian regime thanks. Take Care :)
At 10:27pm on June 5, 2011, David The Fruitarian Warrior said…

Hi Melanie, with respect to the loans from me I have written them off; so you can forget about them. Wishing you a very fruitful and spiritual journey.

At 6:33pm on May 5, 2011, Dr. Doug Graham said…
Grant Campbell
At 8:54pm on May 4, 2011, Dr. Doug Graham said…
Please contact Grant about this translation. Translations are his domain.
At 5:20am on April 30, 2011, Rawatarian said…

Thanks Melanie,

I will update a new video this weekend. Thanks for the nice comment.

At 3:40am on April 29, 2011, Dutchie said…
Hi Melanie,

Sorry to hear you r having problems. What are you bumping in to?
Take care,

At 10:51am on April 28, 2011, rockin' raw porsche said…
hey , when are we going on banana island? if you still want to ...
At 12:35am on April 23, 2011, rockin' raw porsche said…
wooooo.. vacation to banana island!  when do you want to start??
At 9:24pm on October 19, 2010, fruitbatanne said…
Dear Melanie,
Thank you for the friend request ♥
Wishing you a very Happy and Fruitful Day ♥
Love and Peaches,
from Anne XX.



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